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Tuen Mun Road

Tuen Mun faces congestion nightmare

Traffic in Tuen Mun will get very crowded after the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge opens in 2016 because the construction of two link roads meant to siphon off vehicles will be delayed, lawmakers were told yesterday.

Thursday, 24 November, 2011, 12:00am

We're finally taking the road to a safer city

An idea first investigated more than a decade ago as a way of saving lives on Hong Kong's roads could finally be adopted.

The first safety audit of a proposed new road in the city will be carried out by the government.

The decision comes as the United Nations World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Accident Victims is observed today.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Truck fire causes 2.5km jam on highway

A driver escaped unhurt after his truck full of waste paper caught fire on the Tuen Mun Highway yesterday, leaving traffic paralysed for hours. Police said the truck was travelling towards Kowloon at 2.30pm when a tyre burst and part of the vehicle scraped along the ground, causing sparks. All three lanes were cordoned off, leaving a 2.5-kilometre queue.

26 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Neighbour held over flat fire

Police arrested a woman, 45, on suspicion of setting alight the door curtain of her neighbour's unit at Ap Lei Chau Estate yesterday. The fire had gone out before a security guard discovered burn marks on the curtain at about 10am.

Drivers hurt as trucks collide

19 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Funds sought for Tuen Mun bus interchange

The Highways Department has sought funding of HK$162.3 million from the Legislative Council to build a bus interchange on the widened Tuen Mun Road. Residents have long asked for more bus routes to serve Tuen Mun. The department said it proposed building the interchange near Siu Lam. Work will begin in April.

24 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Thirteen injured in Tsuen Wan, Lok Ma Chau traffic accidents

24 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Cost of upgrade up 47pc to HK$6.8b

The government has raised the cost estimate for Tuen Mun Road improvements from HK$4.62 billion to HK$6.8 billion, an increase of 47 per cent. In a paper submitted to Legco's transport panel yesterday, the Transport and Housing Bureau says the main reasons for the increase are a surge in the price of construction materials and the need for extra consultants.

25 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Airport ready for any strike, says minister

The Airport Authority has contingency plans to handle any strike staged by ground staff, the transport minister said yesterday.

The comment came after about 1,000 ground staff, unhappy with Hong Kong Airport Service's plans to halve their annual bonuses, staged a three-hour strike on Saturday, throwing the airport into chaos.

1 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Letters

Christianity celebrates married love

In her attempt to extol Islamic dress codes ('Islam's veiled sexuality', September 13), Naomi Wolf asserts that 'the Western Christian tradition portrays all sexuality, even married sexuality, as sinful', a claim that is untrue.

20 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

27 people in hospital after buses collide in rush hour

Police suspect driver ignored two-second distance rule

Twenty-seven people were injured when one bus struck another yesterday in Tuen Mun.

The two buses were travelling in the Tsuen Wan-bound lane of Tuen Mun Road when the crash happened near So Kwun Wat at 7.47am.

20 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Motorcyclist dies after hitting railing

A 25-year-old man died after his motorbike crashed on Tuen Mun Road at about 6.25am. The man, surnamed Shek, was driving near Siu Lam when he lost control of his bike. It slammed into a railing before bouncing back onto the road. Shek was thrown off the vehicle and hit the railing before landing on the ground, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

15 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Letters

Why can't our potholes be fixed for good?

There have been calls for the government to publish the findings of the control checks it makes on trees in Hong Kong. This has got me thinking about other lax safety measures of the administration that impact on us every day.

8 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Suicide fear prompts drug arrest

22 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Eight injured as van piles into the back of jack-knifed truck

Eight people were injured, one critically, when a delivery van carrying six passengers - one over its legal limit - smashed into the back of an out-of-control truck on a Tuen Mun expressway during the morning rush hour yesterday.

10 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Out-of-touch officials make bad decisions over traffic regulations

I agree with S. Lo ('Get tough with drivers flouting traffic laws', May 11). Traffic police and the Highways Department keep sending the wrong messages, but just not in the same way:

18 May 2008 - 12:00am

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